Christian Organization Demands the Release of Nigerian Bishop Abducted

06/02/2020 Nigeria (CBN News) – Last Wednesday night, Bishop Masin was abducted after unknown gunmen attacked his home in Lafia, Nasarawa State. The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is urging officials to take all necessary steps to see that its chairman of the Nasarawa State unit, Bishop Joseph Masin is safely released from his captors. CAN is requesting that the federal government stop this ongoing persecution against Christians in Southern Kaduna and other states in the country. The Christian organization said the following, “Since we have no police of our own and we are trying as much as possible to avoid chaotic situations, we are placing a demand on the federal government and the Nasarawa State Government to ensure the safety and immediate release of Bishop Masin before it is too late.”

News of Masin’s kidnapping came a few weeks after the release of data showing that nearly 620 Christians were killed in the African country by Islamic militants during the first five months of 2020 alone. The International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety) an organization not aligned with the Nigerian government released a report. It warned Fulani militants and the Boko Haram which intensified their anti-Christian violence in the old Middle Belt and Northeast regions of the country with destroying hundreds of homes, burning their centers of worship and learning. CAN argued it’s unacceptable that Fulani militants and bandits are killing innocent citizens and Christians throughout the country.

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